Tuesday, October 12, 2004

word of the week

Since I haven't posted Japanese words frequently enough to claim to have a word of the day, 挫折(ざせつ) is my word of the week. Or one of my words of the week. It is not a particularly positive word, so I'll have to find a nice positive word to accompany it.

挫折 is a noun and a verb. It means a breakdown; a setback; a frustration.

The other word is 積極的(せっきょくてき)which is a na-adjective. It means positive; active; aggressive; enterprising; enthusiastic. A good personality trait.
積極的に考えるようにします。 "I will try to think positively."

Grammar point:
make an effort to ~
I'll make an effort to speak in Japanese.

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